The Official Nike Shoes Thread

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  1. rac

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    Finally got our first pair, ordered at full price...they lowered it to the 160. but no coupon allowed. :(

    They are the Red/White ones. First thing, the laces are white like the pair the Spanish epee fencer was wearing-not the red shown on the site.

    Fit is a bit larger than the standard Nike size 6 but that could be the larger toe box. Does not seem to be a full or half size big though. The finish is great and daughter says the feel is really comfortable. She is coming from a pair of Stabils and says they are not a wide bottomed as she is used to but they are really nice and light.

    More after fencing in them later in the week.

    rac
     
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  2. Phrogger

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    A few sizes added

    A few sizes have been added to the Nike store...8's in the Blue and a few 10's in the Pink. Still no White and Red, though! :cry:
     
  3. erooMynohtnA

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    8s are in stock for the white and red now. My 9s are a little big, but I'm going to hold onto them. They don't slip around on my feet, so I don't really need an 8.5, even though that would be probably be better. If somebody wants to trade some 8/5s for some 9s, I'm interested though.

    I think others are going to be returning and exchanging their shoes, so random sizes should come into and out of stock.
     
  4. CvilleFencer

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    The Nike customer service rep tells me that they will not be offered in sizes higher than 12. That is rather a shame and puts me and a lot of other epee fencers I know out of the fun.
     
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    I recieved mine today :D and will try them out a little later.
     
  6. MHS Fencer

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    If anybody wants to trade, I've got a light blue size 9 and would prefer a 9.5 because it's too snug. They may run a tad large, but not half a size, (except, maybe, when compared to Pumas, where the 10.5 is smaller than the 10 and both are smaller than my 9.5 Converse and dress shoe).
     
  7. ddavis

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    I just got mine today. They are very nice. I normally wear a size 13 over a wide variety of Nike shoes, but I heard that these run big, so I took a chance and ordered the 12s. Sure enough they fit me like a "normal" 13 would. So, if you usually wear a size 13 in Nike shoes, try the 12s...they probably will work for you.

    If you normally wear something larger than a 13, then I guess you are out of luck.
     
  8. jesus_l11

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    if any one want to trade i have a red and white 10.5. i will take a 11.5 or 12 any color except pink
     
  9. CvilleFencer

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    Thanks for the info Don. That might mean a couple of my fencers can use the 12s but unfortunately I wear a size 14 in the LP's and a 14.5 in the Adidas so I think I am pretty much out of the fun. I know several people in the area that either have them or will be getting them soon so I will be taunted at every event by that which I can't have. I am used to being the kid with the shiny new toys, so I guess it is about time I got a little payback to see the other kids playing with something I can't have. :mad: :blockhead
     
  10. rchung

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    Mine just came (according to FedEx tracking emails)! I'm looking forward to getting home and trying them out a bit...review coming soon!
     
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    I sick and tired of the large footed population being discriminated against! I demand a full boycott of Nike until they offer shoes up to size 15(my size)!
     
  12. gatsby

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    mine just got in.

    they seem great! just gotta try them out soon.
    to future buyers:
    size down at least 1/2 size (from adidas size), possibly a whole size.
     
  13. erooMynohtnA

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    About size, those ordering, please note I don't find the whole size bigger to be correct. I'm not saying anyone's right or wrong, it's just my personal experience. I would size down a quarter or half size at most, not a whole one. Maybe it's different for those with different sized feet, but my size 9 Dartagnans are only minutely smaller than my 9 Ballestras.
     
  14. whiteandbluefencer

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    I just came back from the leadership conference I was on, and mine were waiting at the college post office for me!!! I bought the blue and obsidian ones, and they match my mask almost exactly :D! I would have to say that they run a half size big, because I ordered a pair of 8.5's and they fit just fine even though Nike seems to think that a woman who wears a size 10 (like me) should wear a size 9 in men's. From working in the shoe industry for a few years I knew there was a good chance that they would fit.

    I haven't had a chance to fence in them yet... almost no one is on campus! But I just found someone, and he agreed to help me start breaking them in tomorrow evening! Yay for fencing buddies!
     
  15. rchung

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    Mine as well...I'm ordinarily a Nike women's 6.5, and my brand-new size 5s fit great. So women, I guess, order 1.5 sizes down...
     
  16. Catseye

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    I'd say you're best bet actually is to go to a store and try on a pair of Nikes. I'm typically Men's 7.5, got my Ballestra Men's size 7 and they fit great. Just enough toe wiggle room. But that was decently consistent with a regular pair of Nike's, maybe a fraction smaller.
     
  17. gatsby

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    nike shoe sizing isn't too consistent =[

    my size 8.5 nike frees are the same size as my 7.5 ballestras
     
  18. scarlet_woman156k

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    What size do you normally wear? I've been on the fence about buying a pair. I wear a size 9 men's in the adidas asyms and adistar '04s.
     
  19. scarlet_woman156k

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    Thanks for the information. I wear a size 10 women's as well, so good to know.
     
  20. erooMynohtnA

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    My honest to God laser measured foot size is 8.5 W, but I wear 9s usually, because it's my toes that are wider. I use a size nine Dartagnan, which fits snugly.

    I think an 8.5 Nike would be perfect for me, an 8 would be too small.
     

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